Local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop owner is Rookie of the Year

March 6, 2012

By Staff

The local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop earned a scoop of global attention, after the ice cream chain named Issaquah proprietor Mark Mullet as Rookie of the Year.

Ben & Jerry’s announced the honor at the company’s annual Global Franchise Gathering in the Bahamas in late January. The gathering in Nassau brought together franchise owners, operators, managers and employees.

“It’s an absolute honor to receive this award and be recognized for the work we’ve done,” Mullet said. “Previous winners have all set great precedents, so it’s really humbling to now be among them. An award like this is never a solo effort, of course; everyone at the Issaquah shop played an important role and contributed to our success.”

In Nassau, Ben & Jerry’s franchisees volunteered Father Marshall Cooper Park and the Woodcock Primary School, — and tasted the 2012 ice cream flavors.

“I’d tell you what the 2012 flavors are, but they haven’t been announced yet — and that might keep me from ever winning an award again,” Mullet said.

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